Bar charts are used to compare different items. They are easy to understand and create.

The example below consists of data relating to unit sales per representative:

Variations on the standard bar chart include the stacked bar chart, and the horizontal bar chart:

Best practice:

  • Label the axes, as this gives your viewer context.

  • To avoid cluttering the chart, it's best to use no more than 4 different variables.

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Other articles in the ‘Module Types: Charting’ series

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